Proxi

4.7
1010 reviews
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Global, International
Through a fresh and innovative American lens, Proxi, a sister restaurant to Partner and Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia, scours the most culinary-rich corners of the globe to inspire a menu that celebrates the bold flavors of multicultural street foods through pristine ingredients. Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood along Restaurant Row, Proxi unites an award-winning team to transport its guests around the world, beginning with cuisine and extending to an eclectic beverage program focused on worldly inspirations and diverse, exotic ingredients. Casual, yet fast-paced service guides Proxi’s international culinary experience, with fine-dining standards and in-depth product knowledge leading the charge, balanced by genuine energy and enthusiasm. Designed by award winning Meyer Davis, the restaurant’s undeniable elegance sets the stage, yet its raw industrial elements and warm, inviting furnishings find middle ground in a chic, mid-century brasserie.
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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. Loved the overall experience

C
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food in small plate format. One dish came out after 30 minute delay. Seemingly our server forgot to put in that order. To make up for inconvenience we received a delicious complimentary dessert.

The mushroom and yuzu noodle dish was exceptional. Unique and delicious.

All around good experience.

MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. Excellent service. Best new restaurant in the area.

CY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Loved the decor, service and music choice too!

PY
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food but pricey. There are better values nearby

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, we trust Proxi for business dinners often. The food and drinks are great. But what really makes the meal is the service - from helpful menu suggestions to timing. They even made sure to adjust the sizing of the dishes to match our group.

AU
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to meet with friends and enjoy a fun and tasty evening.

ST
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at proxi on recommendation from a friend. The stand out dishes were the zucchini and the pork that comes in lettuce wraps. We were seated at the counter by the kitchen which was great to see all the amazing dishes coming out.
Dessert selection was a little disappointing so we didn't end up sampling that.
All in all a good night out.

s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we’ve been here and again it didn’t disappoint. First time was for dinner, and though dishes come from all over the world, the chef has done an amazing jobs making sure flavors meld so it doesn’t feel disjointed. And Proxi really needs to advertise their brunch more! If you are tired of the same old pancakes and eggs Benedict, come here. So fun to eat breakfast foods from around the world, and the congee and uttapam were particularly fantastic. Our server was great with great suggestions. We will be back!

D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so delicious. Loved the margaritas. Our server was just delightful and helpful in ordering five various dishes on the menu...each one better than the other.

K
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food- great for healthy eating, gluten free and vegan and anyone who just loves awesome food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Truly flavors from around the world prepared and served with culinary expertise. Visiting Chicago from DC and also know the NYC food scene. This was our best dinner in years. What’s more is the service was excellent, friendly with perfect advice from the server which was helpful when one of us doesn’t eat meat. The decor is beautiful, stylish but not stuffy. To cap it off, great cocktails and nice wines. Definitely outstanding.

Proxi
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and detailed review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, The Team at Proxi

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat at the counter overlooking the open kitchen for enjoyable activity. Interesting Asian fusion, including the mussels.

I
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special meal! Smoked Pumpkin was stunning. Every dish was unique and exquisite. Our server Aki was wonderful! Can’t wait to go again!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The Pumpkin spread was to die for.

Proxi
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, The Team at Proxi

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect dining experience

G
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We have been here many time and it's always been outstanding. This Sunday brunch was different due to our waiter's attitude at the end of our meal caused by him not liking our idea of ordering a doughnut to go. He mentioned how the chef does not like the idea of to go orders. I really don't see what the big deal of taking a doughnut home or anything else for that matter, specially after having a meal there. The waiter should have kept the comment to himself.

BS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proxi is a home run for brunch. Inventive food choices- I love the chickpea curry with eggs and the corn fritters. All my guests thoroughly enjoyed their food AND the fun cocktails.

I will definitely return.

Proxi
Responded on August 9, 2019

Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, The Team at Proxi

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VR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Some great dishes. Miserable service with annoying and loud ambiance.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We really enjoyed our experience and the food was phenomenal.

ML
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond just "another" great meal out, Proxi will be truly memorable. The menu offerings such as pumpkin hummus, Vietnam Crepe, Lamb Skewers were beyond the norm. We will recommend and be back.

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The menu was fantastic. It has a brought range of options for vegetables, fish, and meats with delicious flavor combinations. We really enjoyed all the dishes we tried. Favorites were the bass in Thai curry, muscles, and smoked pumpkin. The only disappointment in our experience was the waiter who seemed less than enthusiastic about serving us. When we asked for recommendation, he ran through his list perfunctorily. When we asked about a dish we had seen written up, he didn’t engage in the conversation and just confirmed the ingredients. He wasn’t exactly unfriendly but did seem to enjoy his job, at least on this night. We had a large group so perhaps he found it annoying? It colored the experience for me and several at our table. I would try Proxi again because the food was delicious but hope for another waiter next time.

EN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the inventiveness of the flavors of all the dishes. You won't be able to find these unique tastes anywhere else. Every dish was phenomenal! Can't wait to go back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service. Will definitely come back again

SB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Most of the dishes we enjoyed at Proxi were well executed and terrific. Cocktails were very well prepared. We ordered three vegetable dishes, two fish/seafood and one meat. Smoked pumpkin, crispy Vietnamese crepe, stone bass in yellow curry and black pepper pork wraps were all enjoyable, especially the stone bass. Mung bean dumplings , and grilled mushrooms with yuba noodle salad were ok, but not noteworthy. Proxi serves dishes in varying portion size. That's great however, the portions are very small; even on dishes that are intended to be full entrée sized (mushrooms and stone bass).

Our server was knowledgeable and kind. He was balancing a large number of guests as a result it took more time than it should to get his attention when needed. The décor is very attractive.

Noise levels are very high - even on a Tuesday night. It was difficult to hear our server and to hear one another, even sitting in a booth beside one another. I encourage restaurant teams in Chicago to invest in sound dampening materials. Too many restaurants are too loud, making it hard enjoy the company of fellow diners. That's a shame, because a good meal is enhanced by good company. I don't want my guests to have to yell to be heard.

Overall, I enjoyed dining at Proxi and plan to return.

SC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!! Some of the best I’ve ever had.

DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Solid spot. Good Atmosphere, great bar.
Food was just OK by my standards but i'm from New York, maybe it's really good for Chicago. Overall I had a nice time with some great friends and it wasn't expensive

OT
London
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food taking inspiration from global flavors - very well executed and something for every preference and palette!

LS
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal concentrating on the small plates offered for the day. The tempura elote fritters were some of our favorite things - delicious flavor. We also had the mung bean dumplings, smoked pumpkin, potato carbonara, shaved zucchini, mushroom noodle yuba salad, baby octopus, and grilled swordfish, pepper pork, and thai sausage. It looks like a lot but there were 5 of us sharing and it is a good menu for vegans and non-meat eaters. The black raspberry Kulfi for desert was fabulous - cold, creamy raspberry taste.

OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were absolutely great.

e
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love proxi. Been half a dozen times always great

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely fabulous. Had the option to sit at the chefs counter, the service was wonderful and staff made great food and drink recommendations.

SN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Singularly wondrous small plates...attention to detail without being pretentious. The Tempura Elotes and Seared Scallops are divine. Wonderful service....Highly recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing in a beautiful setting. Music is a little off from the ambiance but overall a great place to go!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the dishes were outstanding, wish we had room for more! Cocktails were creative and delicious as well, service was top notch.

RA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal, any way you cut it. Unusual menu, too. We’ll be back!

JV
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good, but a menu of shared plates doesn’t work well when they really aren’t big enough for a table of four to share. It becomes ridiculously expensive because you have to double up on most dishes to make a meal. Works for two, but it’s not a place where we would dine with another couple again.

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with amazing service!!! Hard to please me and I was impressed!!!

AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends birthday!!

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